Second Committee

3 December 2018
GA/EF/3512

The General Assembly would express concern that virtual assets are increasingly being used for illicit activities in 1 of 11 draft resolutions and a draft decision the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today approved as it concluded its work for the main part of the General Assembly’s seventy-third session.

30 November 2018
GA/EF/3511

Enhancing and expanding developing countries’ access to pro‑poor technologies are among a range of targeted measures the General Assembly would promote, according to the provisions of 1 of 12 draft resolutions the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved today.

28 November 2018
GA/EF/3510

The General Assembly would express profound alarm that greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise worldwide and remain deeply concerned that all nations are experiencing an increase in adverse impacts of climate change, according to one of eight draft resolutions the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved today.

21 November 2018
GA/EF/3509

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today introduced one draft resolution and approved four, including a text stressing the positive role entrepreneurship plays in driving job creation, reducing inequalities and expanding opportunities for all.

8 November 2018
GA/EF/3508

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today introduced 31 draft resolutions and approved five of them, including one calling on Israel to cease its occupation of the Palestinian Territory and Syrian Golan.

26 October 2018
GA/EF/3507

Underscoring the need to bolster regional commissions in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers focused on areas ranging from trade and transport to the environment and natural hazards, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met with those bodies today.

24 October 2018
GA/EF/3506

Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan continue to deprive populations living there of their rights and to hinder their development in all spheres, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today as it took up the issue of those lands.

23 October 2018
GA/EF/3505

Global partnerships are instrumental in harnessing investment, transferring technology, generating employment and promoting training, but must be tempered by adherence to United Nations values and Global Compact principles, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) as it took up that topic today.

22 October 2018
GA/EF/3504

Least developed nations are not entirely on track to attain the Sustainable Development Goals or eradicate poverty, speakers heard as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) took up groups of countries in special situations today.

19 October 2018
GA/EF/3503

With migrant numbers skyrocketing worldwide, speakers emphasized that group’s contribution to development as well as the need to recognize their qualifications, protect their rights and combat illegal trafficking, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) took up globalization and interdependence today.